Rend Lake, Jefferson County

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3/26/17 @ 3:38 PM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waning Crescent

Some more clients today that came down to Rend Lake from seeing our reports here on lake-link. Terry and Keith had a good day. (By the way those aren't small crappie, that is a huge channel cat Keith landed on 6lb test. It weighed 9lb 6oz. 

 The crappie are close to going shallow, water temp is 56. We still have a few openings in April & May give us a call and come fish with us. Also booking catfish trips for the summer both rod and reel and noodling. Call Bob 618-231-1417 or Nick 618-472-4763

Edited on 3/26/17 8:56 PM
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3/25/17 @ 2:36 AM
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RANGER30
RANGER30
USER since 9/19/04

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Hired Nick Shafer of Crappie Predator Guide Service Friday March 24th on Rend Lake. Warm but windy day made for a slow bite at times, but Nick still managed to put 47 keeper crappie in the boat. Nick did an excellent job with boat control under tough wind and current conditions. Also impressed with his knowledge of the lake and ability to adjust on the fly. Would recommend him to anyone heading to Southern Illinois for a crappie fishing trip. A great aspect of Nick and Bob's service is they cleaned the fish. And in short order too. For someone who had a 5 hour trip home this is greatly appreciated. I have hired other guides before and they just handed you the fish to take home whole in a cooler. 

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3/18/17 @ 3:52 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (68%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Still catching crappie in 12' to 18' on jigs fishing 10' to 14' deep. We had 6 limits today by 12:30 We have a few days available between Bob and I if you would like to book a trip 618-472-4763

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Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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3/16/17 @ 11:33 AM
BOSSMAN41
BOSSMAN41
USER since 11/27/02

Had the pleasure of fishing with Nick Schafer Monday and Tuesday and at first I was a little hesitant after a severe cold front that had moved thru the night before as in the morning we were greeted  with 20 mph winds out of the Northwest, But as promised that we would catch fish and we did over 65 keepers and easily another 100 throwbacks I was very happy that I made the choice and the next day fishing was even better as we were greeted with a Balmy 19 degrees at launch time. We picked over 200 fish and wound up with 75 keeper fish! Nick is by far the best Crappie guide I have ever taken out hands down.

 I already have booked him for 2 days in May for the Buck Brush bite and can't wait to get back down there. 5 star guide service for sure.

Edited on 3/16/17 11:35 AM
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3/15/17 @ 5:54 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Had fellow members Lance and Steve yesterday and today. It's was cold and windy but we had 65 yesterday. Today was a little colder but the wind was better and we had our 75 fish limit. All on jigs in fishing 10' to 13' in 12' to 18' foot of water. 

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Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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3/11/17 @ 6:59 PM
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Nick Shafer
Rend lake fishing guides
MEMBER since 6/9/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Still getting them on Rend. Fishing jigs in 10'-14' but also caught a few in some stake beds in 2' before winter decided to show its face again. 


Bob and I still have a few openings left in March. Our April and May dates are almost completely booked but if you call now we have a couple left. Give us a call we would love to put you on the fish! 618-472-4763 for Nick or 618-231-1417 for Bob

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Crappie Predator Guide Service
(618) 472-4763
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3/10/17 @ 11:09 AM
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Mean Green
Mean Green
USER since 2/6/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

Some fellow Lake Link followers came down to fish with Rendlakefishingguides and had a good day. The crappie are feeding up getting ready for the spawn. We are expecting the fish to start moving shallow early this year.

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3/7/17 @ 3:41 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

Thanks for the report.  I generally fish Kinkaid a few times a year and have never had a bad trip outside of the occasional bug swarms on calm days in the summer.  I killed the Crappie last year although we did miss most of the spawn by a week or two.  I mainly fish Crab Orchard because my buddy owns property off of spillway road and we kill the bluegill and crappie there as well.  Wish I didn't live so far away.  I probably won't head down that way until mid April, but I'm itching to do so.

Edited on 3/7/17 3:44 PM
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3/6/17 @ 9:11 PM
mby3rd
mby3rd
USER since 9/30/16

Mr Bass,

I fished Kinkaid Sunday) (March 5th) Water temp by the launch and most of the main lake was 50.  Further up Johnson Creek arm the temp got as high as 53.  PM me if you want any more info.  Fish the lake a lot.

Thanks for the info on Rend Nick!  Appreciate the insight and that is why I am on this site, to learn.

Edited on 3/6/17 9:12 PM
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3/6/17 @ 4:43 PM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

What's the water temp right now?  Just trying to gauge what the temps on Kinkaid and Crab Orchard are since nobody reports on those lakes.

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